Saturday, June 13, 2009

Book Review: Jungle Jack's The Wackiest, Wildest, and Weirdest Animals in the World

I love animals and I love learning new information about them. Jungle Jack's Wackiest, Wildest, Weirdest Animals in the World as a bunch of both. Packed with 30 different animals, this book is sure to introduce you to one you do not know about or know very little about.

The book is separated into three sections: wacky, wild, and weird. Each animal has multiple pictures, the reason they are in this category and some random facts about it. And throughout the book, there are tidbits of information or funny stories from Jack Hanna's interaction with the particular animal.

As a teacher/youth minister this is a great resource to use when talking about creation or uniqueness. It is also great as a coffee table book for your room. I left it out in one of the classrooms and students would just pick it up and start looking at it. They wanted to read about the wacky, wild and weird animals. In fact, each person who reads the book will walk away with a favorite animal.

The book also comes with a DVD of a bloopers episode from Jack Hanna's Into the Wild television show. It was a typical blooper episode, thus I will probably only watch it once. (Which is okay, because it is a pain to get the DVD out of the sleeve in the book) My boys were not too thrilled with the episode, either.

If you are looking for some great animal information and some even better animal photography - then this is the book for you.

At $20, I feel its a little on the expensive side. If you can find a copy cheaper, definitely pick it up.

My advice (rating) – borrow from a friend (3 out of 5)

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